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    Weʼve raised £155 to erect a stature in memory of Jack Harrison V.C.

    Hull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 12th April 2017

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    Jack Harrison MC/VC was a hero, on the rugby pitch and on the battlefield.
    He helped win Hull FC’s first Challenge Cup in 1914, and scored 52 tries in the 1914/15 season, a club record to this day.
    Despite being in a reserved occupation as a teacher, he insisted on fighting for King and Country in World War 1. He led his platoon from the East Yorkshire Regiment into no-man’s land, at Oppy Wood on 3rd May 1917. They were pinned down by heavy machine-gun and rifle fire. He made a single-handed dash, and died as he knocked out the machine gun. His body was never found.
    For this act of selfless bravery, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. A hundred years later, we wish to raise a statue to him at the Cenotaph in Hull City Centre, as a tribute to sacrifice.

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      7

      • Ian Judson

        Ian Judson

        Apr 6, 2017

        Income from sale of poetry books written by Sue and Terry Ireland

        £55.00

      • Ken Broderick

        Ken Broderick

        Dec 19, 2016

        A very brave individual. Well deserving of a fitting and lasting memorial.Not sure if the have, but would be a nice gesture if Hull FC and Hull KR made a donation

        £20.00

      • Ian Judson

        Ian Judson

        Dec 16, 2016

        I had to do this obviously

        £30.00

      • Joan Cooke

        Joan Cooke

        Dec 15, 2016

        In memory of Arthur Cooke

        £10.00

      • Mark Lower

        Mark Lower

        Dec 14, 2016

        As an Old John myself I'm proud to support

        £20.00

      • Kevin Seddon

        Kevin Seddon

        Dec 14, 2016

        Great idea. I visited the Oppy Wood site where he was killed in October this year to pay my respects. He is a true hero from our wonderful City who should always be remembered.

      • Sue Ireland

        Sue Ireland

        Dec 14, 2016

        In memory of Arthur Cooke

        £10.00

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      Mark Bones

      Mark Bones

      Hull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom

      I'm not from Hull, but have lived on Hessle Road for years, fascinated by Hull's distinctive traditions. My passtime is writing. This is about an East Hull lad who made good for Hull FC in West Hull, and died for his country. I hope the whole city will respond.

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